Articles by: Ryersonian Staff

Journalism degree often worthless

Journalism degree often worthless

I’ll never forget my first week of journalism school. I was told three things: there are no jobs in the industry, freelance is the only secure option, and marry rich because the pay sucks. Any sane person would have veered away from the program. But my peers and I are still here. Ryerson’s journalism program is one of the best […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion
Learning experience or free labour

Learning experience or free labour

In an economy where few things are free and time is money, many businesses and corporations are finding free labour by taking on undergraduate and graduate interns, instead of co-op students. Ryerson and other Ontario universities offer these unpaid internships and work placements to students in a variety of programs, and the Employment Standards Act (ESA) allows companies to not […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features
INTERACTIVE: Students could pay a price for Toronto casino

INTERACTIVE: Students could pay a price for Toronto casino

He never thought he would become addicted. At 18, Jason Applebaum knew of gambling addition, but like most youth, thought he was invincible. “[Young people] don’t get all the information before they start gambling,” says Applebaum. “I thought I knew everything.” Applebaum, 34, is a recovering gambling-addict. At the height of his addiction he gambled $500 to $1,000 a day. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features, Interactives
Professionals dish on career advice for new graduates

Professionals dish on career advice for new graduates

With graduation nearing, Ryerson students in their final year of their undergrad are looking for ways to jumpstart their career and land that dream job. In that context, several well-established individuals in various industries say that starting a career is not as simple as graduating one day and working your dream job the next: (Courtesy CTV Broadcasting Team) James Duthie […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features
Will the Mattamy Athletic Centre ever make back the cash?

Will the Mattamy Athletic Centre ever make back the cash?

Though its priority is to tend to the university and its students, the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) has been generating revenue from third-party sources to help speed up the process of breaking even. In the seven months since its August opening, the MAC has generated about $1.2 million in gross revenue. “We have had a lot of events held here […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Rams Athletics, Sports
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